Skinny Cookies & Cream Protein Pudding

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Delicious, Skinny, Protein pudding made with Cookies and cream protein powder, almond milk, and sugar free pudding mix.

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The recipe for this protein pudding has 161 calories, 13 g protein, 14 grams carbs, and 3 grams of fat.

Your calories and macros will vary, depending on the protein powder you use. I used a new protein powder called Protein Cookie Butter. I’ve been tasting and testing different protein powders to write a round up of my favorites, and this one is pretty close to the top of the list! I still have more to try though. Do you have a protein powder you want me to try?? Let me know in the comments.

How Many Calories in Protein Powder?

If you’ve ever searched for low calorie protein powder, you might realize that gram for gram, they are mostly identical. Most protein powders, if it’s just whey protein, will have 120-140 calories per scoop (about 30 grams).

The funny thing about the advertising for the Protein Cookie Butter I used, is it claims it’s only 55 calories, but the serving size is exactly half! Or 15 grams. So, to be fair, any protein powder is going to be 55 calories if you are only using 15 grams.

But, that also goes to show you, you don’t have to use a full scoop of protien powder when you want to use it in a recipe, drink it, or make protein pudding. You can use a regular tablespoon and just get the protein powder that is most affordable.

How to make protein pudding?

All the protein pudding I make have the same ingredients. I use:

  • Protein powder in all different flavors (today was cookies and cream)
  • Unsweetened almond milk (because it’s only 30 calories per cup, and I use 1/2 cup to make it more pudding like, and less drink-like.
  • Xantham gum, to thicken it up.
  • and sugar free pudding mix- also to thicken it up.

That’s it. The flavors change, but the ingredients are the same. Some other protein pudding recipes I’ve shared include:

And if you are wondering what the difference is between the protein pudding and protein fluff, it’s actually not that different. However, the protein fluff uses more xantham gum, and I blend it a LOT longer to make it really thick.

For the Cookies and cream protein pudding, I added one crushed mini oreo cookie! FYI: The tiny Oreo’s in a “snack pack” are 14 calories each.⁠

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Cookies and Cream Protein Pudding

Made with cookies and cream protein powder, almond milk, xantham gum, and sugar free pudding mix, this skinny protein pudding is simple and delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: cookies and cream protein pudding
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Amy Roskelley

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Blend protein powder, almond milk, pudding mix, and xantham gum in a small blender.
  • Top with one mini crushed oreo

Notes

Substitute the Cookies and cream protein cookie butter for any 1 scoop (or 30 grams) of cookies and cream protein powder.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g

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